Dublin to Wexford Sea Swim 2020
This is the story of two guys and their trip south from Dublin to Wexford – by sea – just arm and leg powered… with some tide assistance. We didn’t set out initially to write a blog and should have taken more photos and videos along the way, but hope you will enjoy. You can support our two chosen charities – An Taisce Clean Coasts and Temple St children’s hospital – links to both of these great charities are at the end and to donate click on: http://www.idonate.ie/Dublin2WexfordSwim2020 All support and feedback is greatly appreciated!
The end of May approaches. Its lockdown and there has been no swim training since mid-March I do like, nay love swimming. I’ve missed the craic also of meeting the gang in my club, Dublin SC.
I did get one swim in mind you shortly after the pools were closed. A bit of lateral thinking led me to a “test drive” in an infinity pool back in March. It was kind of cool – but odd – doing a half hour training session in a business park in Walkinstown…but soon they too would close and I was left with no choice… but to start jogging. I’m lucky that I live near the sea, but to be honest I wasn’t madly keen on swimming until the water warmed up a bit more, so 5k runs in the local college it was. Seapoint then was closed in May but the roadmap suggested hope. I got in for a swim or three in my wetsuit on my own in Blackrock and when we / Ireland got the green light I met a couple of the lads. Summer perhaps was starting…